Disable DVD Drive | MBP m2012

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  1. AppleFan22 macrumors regular

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    Every time I wake my MacBook, the DVD drive makes that ugly groaning noise. Nothing is wrong with the drive itself, the noise is just annoying!

    Is there any way I can turn this off?
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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  3. AppleFan22 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's not really going to help, is it?
     
  4. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Take it out and fit an adapter with a 2nd HDD/SSD in it...

    Or just take it out. Or just unplug it.
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Yes, it should help. Did you try it?

    The theory is that if a disk is already in the drive, then the drive does not "hunt" for a disk, since there is already a disk in place. I am pretty sure it will take care of that "coming out of idle" sound.
    I might be wrong in your situation, but I usually leave a disk in my old MacBook, and the drive does not seek when coming out of sleep.
    The only downside is that the disk is mounted, but I don't see that as a problem.
     

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